All about Golden Retrievers
are everybody's friend! Known for its devotion, loyalty and obedient nature.
Self confident, sensitive, intelligent and infrequent barkers,
Golden Retrievers are sporting creatures and yearn for a day in the field. Ignoring its active nature and powerful physique can lead to behaviour problems.
Goldens need daily physical and mental exercise. With a tendency to over exuberance and boisterousness -
their enthusiasm for everything often distracts it!!
Native to Britain, the breed we know today is attributed to the kennels of Lord Tweedmouth during the 1860's when he combined yellow flat coated dogs with Tweed Water Spaniels and was first exhibited in 1908.
The Retriever is not aggressive in any way, which makes it ideal for training as a guide for the blind.
Golden Retrievers at a glance
Our 4 Paw Rating - to the suitability of
for your home and lifestyle
Shoulder height up to 24 inches, weight 65 - 75 lbs
Have a smooth, wavy and weather resistant coat
Get along well with children and other animals, although can be belligerent with unknown visitors
Suit family life, is energetic and amenable. Needs a good area of space due to size and exuberance!
10 - 13 years
Test for cardiac, hip, eye, elbow and blood recommended
Above average needs for exercise and activity, they love to swim and should be allowed to
Obedience classes are recommended. They are very sensitive so excessive strictness is not required. They remember what they learn for the whole of their lives.
Retriever Secrets New
Discover how you can make your Golden Retriever the most
obedient and happiest dog alive!
Puppy & Dog
We help you with basic puppy and dog training then show you the best places to learn how to have the most
perfectly behaved dog.
All puppies need potty training and
house training dogs is simple. Again we show you the basics then show you
the best places on the internet to learn more.
Learn how to keep your dog healthy and happy. Prevent illness and
find the right pet medicines.
Information on dog
flea control, and worms. Also Frontline
Plus, Advantage and Heartgard.
See also: [Dog Breeds]
[Choosing A Dog]